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    September 12, 2010
    11:35 - 12:05am EDT  

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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- just before the midterm elections, congress is gearing up for a battle on how to boost the economy with tax is taking center stage. republicans want to extend all of the cuts while the obama administration wants to expand the tax cuts for the middle class and for those earning two hundred $50,000 or more will expire -- earning $250,000
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or more will expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i will vote for it. >> but his admission does not mean that republicans will abandon the fight. they want a renewal of the bush era tax cuts that are set to expire. >> borrowing $700 billion to extend tax cuts that average more than $100,000 a year to millionaires and even billionaires is the least effective bang for the but we could have. >> the bush tax cuts -- allowing the bush tax cuts to expire would increase taxes for those earning more than $250.000. some democrats say they will break from party leadership on
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the issue. extending for tax cuts -- extending tax cuts for all wage earners are worth it. >> president obama has proposed new spending to stimulate the economy. leader boehner says it is time to extend the tax cuts. >> and james, thank you for coming out tonight. did you expect these comments from boehner? >> his folks were getting really concerned that they were being presented as only one in tax cuts for the rich and willing to give up tax cuts for the middle class. obama noticed that he could not get traction appeared >> had you think it will play out? >> there will now be room for negotiation. what boehner said on sunday is that he is willing to work on the white house, that he will
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not lee take one position. -- only -- he will not take only one position. they will have to work together to make the government function. president obama and the white house said netted the decision to elevate john boehner. he wants them to be up there so they can attack him. obama mentioned boehner by name eight times. >> a very unusual. >> obama put out statements criticizing boehner. they were pleased to see some of his comments. >> absolutely. iers descended upon washington. >> they are still marching strong, but the movement has changed a lot. it has splintered.
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there were some rallies on saturday. there was the glenn beck rally 10 days ago. it is not the movement that it once was. the tone and attitude on the national mall was very different. a year ago, they thought that the government might be lost. now there is this feeling that they can actually achieve real electoral gains in november. they have been really successful anywhere from alaska to florida to nevada to you talk at nominating very conservative candidates who beat the establishment-backed candidate. it was almost a day to celebrate how much they have come or the last year. >> became one day after a very solemn event, the ninth anniversary of the september 11 attacks. more so than i remember, i think it was an extremely political anniversary. >> absolutely. it was polarized in so many ways with some many locations with the left and the right and the ansque issue and the kquron
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issue. there were families of victims who were sickened by how politicized this issue has become. >> and there is a report that there is a greater threat of homegrown terrorism appeared what to do with a report like this? >> it is -- terrorism. what do we do with a report like this? >> it is politically traded. it raised the specter that some mightse tea party iers be terrorists. you do not really see the government acting in a strong way. >> it is the final push before
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the midterms. >> are you ready? [laughter] no rest for the weary. >> they are talking about ending a week early so they can get home to campaign. >> thank you so much. thank you for joining us. district voters go to the polls on tuesday. they will decide who will be the city's next mayor. vincent gray leaves incumbent mayor adrian fenty. the polls are open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. it is also primary day in battleground maryland. former state delegate baker and michael jackson are vying for the nomination. bob reich is facing a primary challenge from brian murphy. the doors are seven -- the doors are open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00
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p.m. a new phase on the 14th bridge project starts tomorrow. the northbound shoulder of the left -- the north bound left shoulder will be closed. traffic will have the option to exit on the gw parkway and take the moral bridge. the project is expected to be completed by next fall. dc 530 has a launch party on thursday. it is the brainchild of upset her week -- of seth herwick. peace in the middle east, talks are said to resume. we will tell you where and what will be discussed. two highly anticipated movies will come out this week. we could be looking at some
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a court-martial trial is scheduled to begin tomorrow for wooderich.eant frank ric there are conflicting reports
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about how the civilians died. he is facing several charges, including manslaughter and dereliction of duty. this tuesday, the middle east peace talks are set to resume. they are scheduled to meet in egypt to continue the negotiations. they were expected to discuss possibly extending israel's moratorium on settlement construction. mideast peace is one of the items on the agenda when the united nations general assembly opens on tuesday appeared the debate -- on tuesday. the big this year is reaffirming the role of the united nations in global government. president obama will the miller -- will deliver his back- to-school speech. last year's speech generated
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quite a bit of controversy with some republicans calling it an effort to spread "a socialist agenda." some schools refused to show the back-to-school address. two new releases will start this week. "the town" stars ben affleck. also "beveled" is where -- "devil" about people stuck in an elevator. the nationals will host houston this week. the atlanta braves will be in dc saturday and sunday. d.c. united will head westbound on saturday to face the loss angeles galaxy. -- the los angeles galaxy.
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angeles galaxy. -- the los angeles galaxy.
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police and montgomery county are investigating a report that a man walked up to an 11-year- old girl near an elementary school. a d.c. police said that one of their officers was forced to kill a dog at a street festival. two dogs were fighting.
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when the officer tried to separate them, the k9 bit the officer. the rainy weather did not keep people from participating in this morning's triathlon. robert wade of arlington crossed the finish line first. he finished the race in 1 hour and 57 minutes. remember may 19? >> yes, i do. >> that was a chilly day. it has been a long time. it has been a very long hot summer. we had rain earlier this morning. the skies had cleared and the fog is beginning to roll in. you can see it selling around the capitol building. it could cause delays as you head off to work or school. you want to take an extra few minutes. we have three stops for you this morning. it is 63 degrees in washington,
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d.c. it is 65 degrees with almost half an inch of rain. there was almost a whole and to rein in arlington. reagan national is well below average for this time of year with 73 degrees after a morning low of 64 degrees. temperatures were cool to the north. there are warmer temps to the south of us. skies are clearing out nicely. that will allow the fog to develop in the early morning hours. by noon time, there will be lots of sunshine and temperatures well into the 70's and the lower-80's. allegheny, washington county, the panhandle of west region it, they had temperatures today in the upper 70's.
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a weak front will move through late tomorrow night. we will see a change of wind direction and breezy conditions for tuesday. this is what is going on with hurricane igor. maximum sustained wind is 150 m.p.h. by this time tomorrow night, expected to be a category 5 storm. this is the strongest storm. we could see winds in excess of 155 miles per hour. the good news is it will move to the north and away from the united states. it is not expected to impact us. but it is worth watching. this is such a strong system. we will start to laugh with the overnight. it will be cooler with temperatures in the 50's and the wind will be calm. tomorrow morning, the fog will diminish in the early morning. temperatures will be in the 70's by afternoon.
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the highs will approach 85 degrees. the wind will pick up a little bit out of the northwest. it will be 10 miles per hour to 15 miles per hour. you can see the high temperatures with 81 degrees on tuesday. it will be in the upper-70's on wednesday. that will be a nice change, warmer than it was today. there will be a chance of shower activity toward the end of the work week. i would not schedule anything around it. today, it was a welcome change. even though it was the weekend, we need the rain. >> you said there was still a six-inch deficiency. we will get there, right? >> we are trying. >> if you think social media is >> we are trying. >> if you think social media is a down
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social media is not just for the young regeneration anymore. older americans are flocking to statesites like facebook. >> at 64 years old, leonard has 134 friends. most of them are family members. >> i am on facebook more and more. most of my friends do not want to be bothered with it. >> facebook helps them keep up
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with extended family. >> my son and grand kids live in alaska. i get to see their birthday parties when i cannot be there. >> according to new data, the use of social media sites like facebook and lincoln jumped 88% over the past year for internet over 64 years old. it is a classic case of technology adoption. >> young people, people who have a lot of education, sometimes with a lot of money, they are the early adopters. but eventually, it goes mainstream. >> there is still one social media site that his peers do not like. >> as far as the squeezebacks twitter. i do not know -- as far as the tweakeet?
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twitter? i do not know about that. >> some find it confusing and it is too much information. >> some find it confusing and it is too much information.
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minutes. that was about 11 pounds of food altogether. just not one the nation's hot dog-eating contest back -- the nation's hot dog-eating contest back in july. look for bright sunshine with temperatures around 85 degrees. a week frontal system will leave tomorrow afternoon. wednesday will be in the upper- 70's. it will be near 80 degrees on thursday and we will have much- needed rain on friday. the cruelest -- today was the coolest day since may 19. and we have almost an inch of rain. >> it was markedly different.
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>> all of the pollen and ragweed were washed away. >> but things are looking up. be sure to watch "good morning washington" tomorrow morning. have a great night. ♪ [ male announcer ] new inventory. ♪ new equipment. new trucks. new hires. ♪ new space. ♪ new markets. achievement seizes new opportunity. go to pnc.com/businessloans to see how we can help your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all.
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